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Selection tool changes layers to Aerial


I am not new at this, but on a Sunday afternoon, after a start and stop, VW keeps throwing me back to the aerial layer (which I want to keep on as it is useful base info for drawing on my grading layer)


The Aerial layer is at the bottom of the hierarchy, I have show layers but not show/snap or show/snap/modify on for the aerial.  Yet, when trying to select my 1 or 5 foot contour class on the Proposed Grading layer, it won't select, and it always grabs the aerial layer below, sometimes within a colored viewport edit box that shows "exit bitmap crop".  


Must be missing something real simple, or the file was set up differently than I am used to be the engineer?


Quick tip for selection of only my layer and class appreciated.


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Show/Snap and Show/Snap/Modify are set for all visible layers, not for a specific layer, so if you are trying to select objected that are note on the Active Layer, you have the possibility to select the bitmap aerial.


Either switch to Show/Snap and switch the active layer to the one with your contours or be more careful and make sure you have the Pre-Selection highlighting turned on and that you are actually clicking on the contours.


You might also try locking the bitmap aerial so you don't accidentally move or edit it.



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Seems like it only switches it to the aerial when I try to select my Bezier polylines I use for initial contour lines. If I convert to polygons or 3D polys, they select fine.

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